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  • Taiwan-based flexible PCB (FPCB) maker Flexium Interconnect expects to enjoy another year of double-digit revenue growth in 2018.
  • Sony Mobile launches Xperia XZ2 Premium in Taiwan
    Sony Mobile Communications has launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia XZ2 Premium, in the Taiwan market with the availability to begin in the second half of July. The local price of the new model is not yet available.
  • Driven by the colossal Internet of Things (IoT) opportunity, wireless technologies - including wireless local area network (WLAN), Bluetooth, cellular and low-power wireless - will account for 55% of connectivity integrated circuit (IC) shipments in 2018, according to IHS Markit. Over the next five...
  • Smartphone competition to heat up in emerging markets
    Apple and China-based smartphone vendors are expected to compete fiercely to ramp up their market share in India, China and other emerging markets in 2018 before the advent of the 5G era, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.
  • computex
    Computex, which had been gradually losing its luster along with the rise of e-commerce and the slowdown of the PC industry in recent years, seems to start showing signs of revival during its 2018 edition, mainly driven by AI (artificial intelligence) and gaming applications, which stole the spotlights...
  • USB Type-C
    Apple is redesigning chargers and related interface for its next-generation iPhone and iPad devices, and will likely have its 2019 series of iPhones come with USB Type-C support, according to sources at analog IC vendors.
  • HiSilicon Technologies, a Huawei smartphone solution subsidiary, is reportedly to launch its new mid-tier solution, the Kirin 710, in July and, as suggested by its product name, is to take directly on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710, according to industry sources.
  • wiwynn
    Taiwan's cloud infrastructure provider Wiwynn has teamed up with Intel and Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to test new-generation datacenter technologies, with the company taking the lead to test its Cluster Manager platform with Intel RSD (rack scale design) 2.2 architecture at the CHT's Software Defined Data...
  • Walter Yeh, TAITRA president and CEO
    To encourage entrepreneurs and startups to innovate, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) on June 7 during Computex 2018 hosted InnoVEX 2018 Roundtable, a seminar gathering executives and professionals from IT startups, enterprises, upstream manufacturers, international buyers, entrepreneurs,...
  • Samsung NEXT vice president Raymond Liao
    Samsung NEXT, a multifaceted innovation group within Samsung Electronics, is actively seeking investment targets in the fields of AI, IoT, AR/VR, blockchain, smart healthcare data analysis and information security with decentralized applications and business models, according to company vice president...
  • HTC has reported revenues of NT$2.45 billion (US$82.4 million) for May, up 16.5% on month but down 46% on year.
  • HTC will continue to commit investments in new cutting-edge technologies, including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence (AI), IoT and 5G, according to company chairperson Cher Wang.
  • China-based smartphone vendor Oppo has announced that it plans to unveil its next-generation flagship model, the Oppo Find X, in Paris on June 19 as it aims to ship over 100 million smartphones in 2018.
  • intel
    In the transition to the data-centric era, the PC remains a critical facet of Intel's business, and it is an area where the company believes there are still so many opportunities ahead, according to Gregory Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group at Intel.
  • qualcomm
    At Computex, Qualcomm has announced at a joint effort with Samsung Electronics to integrate its Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform, featuring the Snapdragon X20 and Qualcomm AI Engine in a future device.
  • Computex to introduce latest AI development and trends
    Computex has added two new themes to the 2018 edition in response to some of the hottest trends in the tech industry: 5G and blockchain - along with the mainstays that have been featured at the largest IT tradeshow in Asia.
  • Shipments of handsets by Taiwan's brand vendors and ODMs totaled 17.8 million units in the first quarter of 2018, down 27.8% on quarter but up 17.5% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
  • After declining 0.3% in 2017, the worldwide smartphone market is expected to contract again in 2018 before returning to growth in 2019 and beyond, according to IDC.
  • Arm has introduced its Cortex-A76 CPU, a new microarchitecture enabling 35% more performance and 40% less power, and the ARM Mali-G76 GPU and Mali-V76 VPU to deliver "laptop-class performance" for mobile devices including smartphones and Arm-based Windows notebooks.
  • handset panel
    Prices of flat panels for handset applications are likely to move upward in the third quarter of 2018 due to a surge in demand from smartphone vendors, notably Apple, according to industry sources.
  • Qualcomm's recently-introduced Snapdragon 710 mobile chip, manufactured using Samsung's 10nm LPP process technology, will be rivaling MediaTek's Helio P60 series chip built using TSMC's 12nm process technology in the mid- and high-end smartphone market segment.
  • Avnet Prince Yun
    Many new opportunities and challenges are emerging for the global electronics industries amid the trade spats between the US and China, and it is important that Taiwan's electronics industry - long one of the most important supply chains for the two major economies - can maneuver around in pursuit...
  • HTC China president Alvin Wang Graylin.
    HTC has announced a major system update for its standalone Vive Focus headset, as well as other measures to expand its VR ecosystem, including partnerships with cross-sector brands such as Major League Baseball (MLB), McLaren Formula 1 team and Seagate.
  • Huawei is teaming up with BOE Technology to develop foldable smartphones, aiming to beat Samsung Electronics to the new smartphone segment, according to a Korea-based ET News report.
  • HTC U12
    HTC has introduced its new flagship smartphone, the HTC U12+, in the Taiwan market, priced at NT$23,900 (US$798) for a 6GB RAM/64GB ROM version and NT$24,900 for another 6GB RAM/138GB ROM version. The company has begun taking pre-orders with availability in mid-June.

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